All-Terrain TechnologyMon, 25, Jul 2016
JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.
Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists sayFri, 22, Jul 2016
If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.
VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.
Ford invests in startup that makes maps for self-driving carsFri, 15, Jul 2016
Ford is among five investors providing $6.6 million in seed funding for Civil Maps, a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars.
FCA joins Tesla in offering bounties to hackersWed, 13, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will become the first mass-market automaker to join Tesla in offering bounties to hackers who identify security vulnerabilities in vehicle software. FCA said it will pay bounties of between $150 and $1,500 to reward hackers who notify the company of security vulnerabilities through a program on bugcrowd.com.
Tesla crash raises stakes for self-driving vehicle startups, auto suppliersTue, 12, Jul 2016
Concerns raised by the first reported fatality in a semi-automated car were expected to speed adoption of more sensitive technology to help vehicles see and drive themselves safely, increasing demand on the emerging autonomous vehicle technology industry, investors and analysts said.
Germany denies investigating Tesla over software updatesMon, 11, Jul 2016
Germany's Transport Ministry denied a media report that said it was investigating Tesla Motors for updating driving assistance software without informing authorities, but said it was "clarifying technical issues" on the matter.
VW won't get leniency in German criminal case, prosecutors sayMon, 11, Jul 2016
German prosecutors will grant Volkswagen no mitigation for a record vehicle emissions settlement it faces in the U.S. and want VW to pay them a separate fine, a spokesman said.
VW's diesel fix for Audi Q5 makes NOx worse, consumer group saysFri, 08, Jul 2016
VW Group's technical fix for the Audi Q5, one of the vehicles involved in its diesel-emissions cheating scandal, did not reduce harmful pollution in a new test, a European consumer group said. The organization claims NOx emissions were 25 percent higher after the removal of illegal software in the SUV.
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.